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Windows 7: Reinstall with an upgrade disk?

17 Oct 2009   #21
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Just to clear things up in my head....

I've ordered the upgrade to Win7....and I have an OEM version of Vista I used when I built this machine.
I'm currently running the RC...

But....I'm installing a new drive for my OS at the same time as the Win7 install....(SSD)

Will I need to install Vista first? Or is there a way to go directly to Win7...

(As I understand it, the old, "put in your old copy of windows" thing doesn't work anymore like it did in the 95 and XP era)


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17 Oct 2009   #22
rcmpbllsoup29

vista
 
 

I still have one question though that hasn't been completely answered..
If i reinstalled the easy way, and just used an illegal, self-activating copy of vista to make it quicker, would that non-genuine key be linked to my new copy of 7?
Often times, non-genuine versions of windows are detected in service packs/updates, so I don't want my genuine windows 7 license to be deactivated because of the fake vista one. I want to be 100% sure that they won't interfere with one another.
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17 Oct 2009   #23
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcmpbllsoup29 View Post
would that non-genuine key be linked to my new copy of 7?
a non-genuine key should not allow you to upgrade in the first place.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcmpbllsoup29 View Post
I want to be 100% sure that they won't interfere with one another.
Then do the upgrade legally.
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17 Oct 2009   #24
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcmpbllsoup29 View Post
I still have one question though that hasn't been completely answered..
If i reinstalled the easy way, and just used an illegal, self-activating copy of vista to make it quicker, would that non-genuine key be linked to my new copy of 7?
Often times, non-genuine versions of windows are detected in service packs/updates, so I don't want my genuine windows 7 license to be deactivated because of the fake vista one. I want to be 100% sure that they won't interfere with one another.
Be 100% sure of this - we will not tolerate piracy here. Not even the discussion of how to use it to your advantage.
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17 Oct 2009   #25
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

warning   Warning
Piracy is not tolerated here.


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